The Power of Agreement

“In the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word shall be established” (Deuteronomy 19:15, Matthew 18:16, John 8:17, 2 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Timothy 5:19)

One of the truths that has most shaped my ministry as a Prayer Warrior is the power of agreement. It all started three years ago when I was helping our church to develop and grow our Prayer Ministry. I was working to get the Prayer Team to do an intercessory prayer service in the sanctuary every Sabbath after the divine service. One Sabbath afternoon we were in the Prayer Room rehearsing what the prayer line should look like, and this still small voice inside of me kept reminding me of the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:19: “If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven”. Being quite new in the church and on the team, I was shy to bring it up as it was already a victory that the team was willing to stand in front … Continue reading

Drive-thru Prayer Outreach

I’d forgotten about this beautiful photo that I had on my phone since last September. I was invited to lead a Drive-thru Prayer outreach one Sabbath afternoon for a church in San Antonio.

This year we have so much to pray for: our countries, our leaders, our churches, our families, our co-workers and classmates, and ourselves. Jesus is coming soon: we need to pray for souls to receive His truth and that we ourselves may be prepared.

Drive-thru Prayer is a wonderful way to mobilize your church to minister to your community. It’s a beautiful way to witness!

If you’ve never organized a Drive-thru Prayer outreach for your church and would like to plan one, email me: info@citybiblegroup.com and I’ll be happy to share more information with you.

Prayer Changes Things.

Divine Cloud Protects Israeli Border

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On December 4, 2016, Israel News Online posted a dramatic video on Facebook that quickly went viral. The video shows “an enormous pillar of cloud, dust and rain hovering over the dangerous border between Israel and Syria – in the very same area where ISIS militants had attacked IDF (Israel Defense Forces) for the first time four days earlier” according to BreakingIsraelNews.com.

The video “reveals without a doubt the hand of God protecting Israel against her enemies”. Most incredibly, the mysterious cloud ended precisely at the border without entering Israel’s Golan heights region, seeming to afflict the Syrian side while not harming Israel. “This strange storm of what appears to be dust, cloud and rain did NOT cross the border fence into Israel. It sat like a barrier between ISIS and Israel,” the Facebook post read.

In the video, dozens of amazed IDF soldiers are shown photographing and taping the bizarre weather phenomenon with their phones. With well over 5 million views, nearly 60,000 likes, 28,500 comments and 143,793 shares, the video created its own online storm.

Source: Israeli News Online

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‘Tell The World’ Movie Trailer

Tell the World is a unique cinematic production that powerfully tells the story of the early pioneers of the Seventh-day Advent movement. We witness the great pathos and drama as these men and women of God wrestle to understand scripture, hotly debate theology, and decode bible prophecy about the end time. Tell the World shows us how they overcame the bitter disappointment of 1844 and how God used it to guide and inspire them to seek further revelation. The film is now available on YouTube.

Was the Sabbath nailed to the cross?

Torah reading MODIFIED

Listener’s Question:

Please explain what the Bible is saying concerning the Sabbath in Colossians 2:16-23. Thank you!

Answer:

The first thing to understand is that God never contradicts Himself. He is not the author of confusion. The passage you cite – Colossians 2:16-23 – is one of those “difficult” Bible passages where it appears that God is contradicting Himself. Therefore, when we don’t understand something in the Bible because it seems to contradict something that is said elsewhere we need to have the following approach:

  • Always pray before we read or study the Word of God so that His Spirit will lead us into all truth
  • Read and understand the context of the verse. This requires at a minimum reading and taking into consideration the entire chapter where that difficult verse is found, and sometimes even reading a couple of chapters before and a couple of chapters after.
  • Reading and understanding other verses related to the same topic to get the full picture of what God is saying on that topic. A good Bible concordance allows … Continue reading